Flint police looking into death of 5-month-old child
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:46:47 GMT —
Flint police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death of a five-month-old.
The Flint police responded to a call at about 2:30 in the morning on Mackin Road that an infant was not breathing.
ProMed Ambulance Service took the infant to Hurley Hospital while administering CPR. The paramedics and Hurley tried to resuscitate the child, but were unable to do so.
Detectives interviewed people at the home, who told them that the mother had found the child not breathing. 911 was then called.
Family members also attempted CPR on the infant, according to police.
Detectives found no signs of trauma, nor did they find any suspicious marks.
Dr. Howley, at Hurley, said that the victim was cold to the touch and that there were signs of rigor mortis.
There is no medical history on the child.
A medical examiner has been assigned to the case and is expected to submit a report to the detectives working the case.
Flint Police Chief James Tolbert said that the cause of death could be medical or it could be physical, and that they need to investigate all possibilities when a death is involved.